Celebrating Yale History in Manuscripts and Archives
Now through October 11, 2013 in the Memorabilia Room, Sterling Memorial Library.
The Manuscripts and Archives Department in the Yale University Library is a treasure trove of resources documenting the history of Yale, from the 1701 minutes of a meeting of seven of the ten founding ministers of the Collegiate School that was renamed Yale College in 1718, to images, email files, and other born-digital material created within the past year by the University’s offices and groups. This exhibit showcases items from the University Archives, Yale publications, and manuscript collections, organized around the themes of Student Life, Places and Programs, Yale and the World, Yale People, and Yale Events. This represents just a drop in the bucket of collection materials in Manuscripts and Archives and throughout the libraries that provide primary sources for exploring the people, places, and events that have contributed to over 300 years of Yale University history.
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Class of 1963 Authors
May 23 – June 28, 2013, Memorabilia Room, Sterling Memorial Library
This exhibit celebrates the prolific publishing output of the members of the Yale College Class of 1963, which is celebrating its 50th reunion this year. The works of the seventy-six members of the Class of 1963 span many genres: scholarly monograph, travelogue, journalism, “how to” text, spirituality, memoir, poetry, biography, music, and fiction. The exhibit represents a collaboration between the Association of Yale Alumni and the Manuscripts and Archives Department of the Yale University Library. Content for the exhibit was solicited and assembled by Class of 1963 coordinators Guy Miller Struve, Laton McCartney, and Michael Koenig.
The exhibit is curated by Manuscripts & Archives staff members. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:45 PM. For more information about exhibits and events at the Yale University Library click here.
April 5 – October 4, 2013
Memorabilia Room, Sterling Memorial Library
This exhibit celebrates accomplishments during the presidency of Richard C. Levin on the occasion of his stepping down from office. Photographs, memorabilia, correspondence, speeches, and printed ephemera from Richard C. Levin Presidential Records in Manuscripts and Archives and photographs from the Office of Public Affairs and Communications document selected noteworthy milestones during his twenty years of service as president of the University. The exhibit highlights the inauguration of President Levin in 1993, the Yale Tercentennial in 2001, Yale’s international programs and distinguished visitors, the purchase of the Yale University West Campus, and examples of Yale-New Haven initiatives such as the creation of the Yale Homebuyer’s program and the New Haven Promise scholarship program. President Levin has stated that his greatest accomplishments are transforming Yale from “what used to be an aloof ivory tower into the leading corporate citizen of New Haven” and promoting the university’s new focus on global issues.
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The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:45 PM.
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The manuscript materials and photographs in Manuscripts & Archives documenting Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh and their families comprise rich resources for the study of a wide array of topics relating to the United States and the rest of the world during the decades from the 1920s to the 1970s. This exhibit celebrates the formal opening to research of the Lindbergh collections. From pioneering contributions to aviation and commercial passenger airline service, to activities that contributed to the success of the United States’ efforts during World War II, to far-sighted engagement with and support of early wildlife and land conservation efforts worldwide, to careers as celebrated and widely read authors, the exhibit explores the importance of the Lindberghs’ endeavors and highlights the expected and unanticipated gems that research in archival collections can uncover. The exhibit is on display from February 4—April 20, 2013, in the Sterling Memorial Library Memorabilia Room.